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Tropical Cyclone Enawo threatens Madagascar


World Bank says natural disasters cost $679 billion a year

Global natural disasters cost $US520 billion ($679 billion) of consumption loss annually, 60 per cent larger than asset losses that are commonly reported, the World Bank said in a report.

The estimate is based on the impact of disasters such as floods, windstorms, earthquakes, and tsunamis on people’s well-being, measured by the decline in their consumption, Stephane Hallegatte…


Scholars commit to safeguarding wetlands

Following rigorous group activities and extensive research carried out by primary school learners from Tembisa, a competition to promote the conservation of wetlands was held under the theme: Wetlands for Disaster Risk Reduction…


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